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1. detent

noun. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.

Synonyms

  • pawl
  • click
  • catch
  • dog
  • ratch
  • rachet
  • stop

Antonyms

  • continuant consonant
  • stand still
  • repel
  • get off

Etymology

  • d├ętente (French)

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Sentences with detent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Depress the small detent pin on the bottom of the slide, directly under the rear sight.

2. Adjective
The switch is located between the batteries in your Mag-Lite flashlight and the rubber detent button.

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